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#1 katrina

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    Posted 25 August 2008 - 05:53 PM

    what are your favorite blogs?
    i really enjoy them but the quality ones that people update fairly regularly seem to be hard to come by.

    my current fave is: The Thrifty Decorating Blog

    i also like to read alyssa's since i used to live in center city and have frequented lots of those places

    #2 Alyssa

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      Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:22 AM

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by katrina
      what are your favorite blogs?
      i really enjoy them but the quality ones that people update fairly regularly seem to be hard to come by.

      my current fave is: The Thrifty Decorating Blog

      i also like to read alyssa's since i used to live in center city and have frequented lots of those places
      Katrina - you are so cute!! i read that and was like oh wait = that's me! LOL!!!! hahaha

      any tips for what i should blog about next? i am stuck in a rut

      i really like these blogs...
      https://www.greenworkinprogress.com/
      The Shape of a Mother

      and also see this thread - i love these!

      http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t25799

      #3 *Heather*

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        Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:53 AM

        My favourite blog is Lainey...I love celebrity gossip!

        Lainey Gossip

        #4 Jessica

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          Posted 26 August 2008 - 10:54 AM

          I like these:

          Feministing: Main
          Green and Natural Mom Blog (even though I'm not a 100% organic mama)
          Stuff White People Like
          Project Nursery

          #5 Rachelle E.

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            Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:02 AM

            Fun Thread! I'm totally going to check some of these out.

            My personal, all time favorite blog is: dooce ® Love love love it!!

            Also I really like Authentic Designer Handbags and Bag Reviews - Purse Blog For girly, materialistic fun. :-)

            #6 katrina

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              Posted 26 August 2008 - 08:16 PM

              ooh good blogs!!

              alyssa, i really like the shape of a woman- very interesting, but i admit some of the pics freak me out a little bit.. and thanks for the bdw link- i was honeymoonin' when you posted that

              jessica, project nursery makes me want a nursery too haha some of them are soo chic- much nicer than my own bedroom

              when it comes to celebrity gossip, i can't go anywhere other than Celebrity gossip juicy celebrity rumors Hollywood gossip blog from Perez Hilton

              also, i subscribe to real simple and i remembered an article they wrote called best blogs. i was able to find it on the website.. there are a ton of really good ones i've just discovered, so here it is-



              The Best Home Blogs

              Hostess with the Mostess - Fabulous Finds for Contemporary Entertaining
              The skinny on tableware, invitations, and more cool, contemporary entertaining paraphernalia from a San Diego–based blogger who just loves a party.

              Apartment Therapy
              Just bursting with decorating ideas and resources for homes and budgets of all sizes. Submit photos of a space that needs help and readers and editors will offer suggestions.

              You Grow Girl¢â€ž¢ - Gardening for the People
              A laid-back, eco-friendly, and unintimidating approach to gardening. Even if you don’t have a yard, you may find the ideas for containers and window boxes alluring.

              Charles and Hudson | Home Improvement, Remodeling, and Renovation Ideas and Sources
              Whether you’re doing home renovations yourself or hiring professionals, knowledge is power. This frequently updated blog offers easy-to-follow posts on remodeling, repairs, maintenance, and on-the-job safety.

              The Best Organizing and Personal Productivity Blogs


              Unclutterer Daily tips on how to organize your home and office.
              Three writers obsessed with organizing and paring down search for savvy strategies and products to win the battle against too much stuff. The Workspace of the Week feature, where readers share their home-office solutions, is inspiring.

              Zen Habits | Simple Productivity
              A self-proclaimed “regular guy” who quit smoking, lost weight, and doubled his income aims to help others make good habits stick. Look here for daily self-improvement tips — “31 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise,” “Eight Essential Tips to Overcoming Shyness” — in a soothing design.

              Lifehacker, tips and downloads for getting things done
              If you find living in the digital age a bit overwhelming — the e-mail! the iPod! — Lifehacker’s “tips and downloads for getting things done” show how technology can actually make life simpler.

              The Best Food Blogs


              Chiquita Wii Fit Contest Winner > Start Cooking
              A former home-economics teacher covers the culinary ABC’s with illustrated, step-by-step recipes and videos, each rated by its degree of simplicity. Printable recipe cards are a nice touch.

              smitten kitchen
              An enthusiastic kitchen amateur chronicles her adventures, offering a mix of easy recipes, smart and witty commentary, and beautiful photos.

              The Ethicurean: Chew the right thing.
              Fourteen food-loving bloggers post on the people, the politics, and the policies behind what you put on your table. It’s informative reading, covering everything from one man’s quest to buy raw milk to an E. coli alert. Especially good for safety issues and product recalls.

              Cupcakes Take The Cake
              You’ll get a sugar rush looking at this deliciously offbeat blog, the place for cupcake news, trends, photos, and personalities. Really.

              The Best Beauty Blogs


              The Beauty Brains
              This blog promises that your questions about beauty products and procedures will be anonymously answered by real scientists, who also evaluate dubious manufacturers’ claims. (Seriously, an organic depilatory effectively removes hair?)

              Beauty Addict: A Little Obsessed with Makeup
              A young marketing professional with a thing for makeup writes about lipsticks and lotions, beauty-industry news, and sales and deals.

              nowsmellthis.blogharbor.com
              In the market for a new fragrance? This lively group-written blog offers a wide-ranging catalog of descriptive perfume reviews, news, and links to online sales.

              The Best Fashion Blogs

              Womens Fashion Expert, Advice, Trends for REAL Women | The Budget Fashionista
              Like an in-the-know girlfriend, the Budget Fashionista points readers to on- and off-line deals on clothes and accessories, dispensing fashion advice along the way.

              Omiru: Style for All - Real Style for Real People: An Intelligent Take on Fashion Trends
              Promising “style for all,” Omiru makes fashion accessible to all readers, regardless of budget, age, or “personal architecture.” The team handpicks noteworthy items and dispenses advice like “What to Wear to a Winter Wedding” and “How to Wear Rain Boots to Work.”

              The Sartorialist
              From city streets around the world, a fashion-loving photographer posts stylish looks spotted on real folks, not models. It’s great people watching, and you’re bound to steal a look or two.

              The Best Health and Fitness Blogs


              Diet Blog
              Do weight-loss drugs work? When is a salad unhealthy? Why should you train with weights? From a team with backgrounds in fitness and nutrition, Diet Blog’s original content and links to other research make it a great source for levelheaded food and fitness advice.

              Healthy, happy you. | FitSugar - Fitness, Health & Well-Being.
              Fitness buffs will love this slick-looking blog, edited by three San Francisco–based writers, including a Pilates and yoga instructor. The tone is appealingly upbeat, and the ideas on how to freshen up a fitness regimen — from elliptical-trainer tips to jump-rope workout videos — are delivered daily.

              well.blogs.nytimes.com
              The New York Times’ health columnist talks with the experts and sifts through the research, then translates the science of health into practical pointers on sleep, sex, diet, kids’ well-being, and more.

              The Best Parenting and Family Blogs

              Cool Mom Picks
              Time-pressed parents will appreciate this scouting report on the latest and coolest in everything from kiddie (and mommy) clothes to cribs and cookbooks, with links to the sites that sell them.

              Parenting tips that work | Parent Hacks
              Real parents offer inventive solutions to the problems of child rearing, with a can-do, collaborative spirit. Recent posts discussed tricks for keeping Lego sets organized and the benefits of using Chinese soupspoons to help toddlers feed themselves.

              Working Moms Against Guilt
              Four midwestern moms who work in advertising share time-saving tips and recipes, product finds, and personal stories from both the workplace and the home front. The empathetic sensibility makes this a great place to go when things feel a little crazy.

              The Best Travel Blogs


              elliott.org
              The blogger goes right to the source of the problem for answers to readers’ travel-related questions, complaints, and conundrums.

              blogs.bootsnall.com/seafarer
              Should you take the kids to Hong Kong (or the rodeo or the drag races)? Why not? The curiosity and never-say-die attitude of this travel-loving blogging mom and former Navy officer is infectious, and her ideas for kid-friendly trips — like a Little House on the Prairie journey or a Witches of Salem Halloween tour — are appealing and often surprising.

              Intelligent Travel
              Venture off the beaten path with National Geographic Traveler staffers, who focus on exotic destinations, ecotourism, and the lesser-known attractions that reveal a destination’s authentic spirit.

              #7 Alyssa

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                Posted 26 August 2008 - 10:54 PM

                there are some really good ones! thanks :0

                #8 Banana11

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                  Posted 26 August 2008 - 11:19 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Alyssa
                  Katrina - you are so cute!! i read that and was like oh wait = that's me! LOL!!!! hahaha

                  any tips for what i should blog about next? i am stuck in a rut

                  i really like these blogs...
                  https://www.greenworkinprogress.com/
                  The Shape of a Mother

                  and also see this thread - i love these!

                  http://bestdestinati...om/forum/t25799
                  I did a recipe search on BDW a few weeks ago and found your post about the food blogs. I checked out Baking Bites (love it, thanks!) and linked to another blog that was mentioned on there called Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit. It appears the blog is closed but there are a ton of yummy recipes! I made this one: Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit Recipe: Devil’s Food Cupcake with Chocolate Buttercream. I made it with vanilla buttercream frosting instead of the chocolate and it was fabulous!!! If you are looking for a great vanilla frosting recipe this one is def worth trying: Cupcake Bakeshop by Chockylit pear & vanilla bean filled chocolate cupcakes with vanilla bean buttercream

                  The cupcake blog lady says all cold ingredients should be room temp before baking. Sorry for the semi-hijack! I love the food blogs Alyssa!

                  #9 katrina

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                    Posted 22 September 2008 - 09:50 PM

                    for those of us trying to live a little healthier- this lady follows a totally raw diet. although i don't do that (and don't have the willpower) there's a ton of other info in there. and she's a fellow destination bride- Kristen's Raw

                    #10 MarieSam

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                      Posted 16 December 2008 - 10:29 AM

                      Aside from being addicted to my wedding photographer's blog Stephanie Williams Photography Blog wedding and portrait photography blog ~ I have also become a devout follower of a photographer (Jasmine Star) here in So Cal whose blogs about so much more than wedding photography.

                      Jasmine is a such a unique soul and so funny, and she writes a lot about life, love, happiness, etc. Not only is she a brilliant photographer, she's a great writer, and as a journalist I always appreciate good, clever writing Yes, I have a photographer crush ~ I think FI and I are eventually going to plan some type of life session shoot with her after the wedding. Here's her link, careful you can easily get stuck reading blog after blog ~ Jasmine Star Photography Blog




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